The Western Cape Democratic Alliance chose Bonginkozi Madikizela as the leader at the party’s provincial congress on Saturday. Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz was elected MP.
Madikizela’s challenger for the post was Speaker of the Legislature Masizole Mnqasela. The position is crucial as the Western Cape is the only province controlled by the main opposition party.
The convention, which took place virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic, allowed delegates to vote electronically at various locations across the province.
“We have to unite as a party if we really want to save South Africa and if we really want to rule the Western Cape, if we really want to make sure that by 2021 we will rule all municipalities in Cape Town. Westerner, ”Madikizela said. shortly after the announcement of the election results on Saturday afternoon.
Earlier this week, reports emerged of an alleged Madikizela plot to assassinate Mnqasela, which the former exposed as a plot to smear him ahead of the conference.
DA Federal Council Chairman Helen Zille said the party had found no evidence to support the assassination plot allegations.
Other management positions
The delegate of the National Council of Provinces, Jaco Londt, was chosen to be the provincial chairman of the party with JP Smith, Grant Twigg and Geordin Hill-Lewis elected as vice-chairmen.
Erik Marais is the provincial finance president of the party.
- Peter Helfrich
- Carl Pophaim
- Zimkitha Sulelo
- Lorraine Botha